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6/24/16

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Rex Gillette, VP Retail Sales, and Les Paul Vernon, VP Enterprise Solutions




Axis Communications
Hedgie Bartol, Retail Business Development Manager - North America



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Roger Leyden, Founder, President & CEO; Michael Campbell, VP National Sales; and Greg Saputo, Regional Sales Director



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Greg DeTardo, Founder and President, and Tonya Prive, Director of Sales


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William Biggins was named Director of Loss Prevention
for Ollie's Bargain Outlets.

William previously held the title of Divisional Loss Prevention Manager for Delhaize America for over two years before accepting this new position. He has also held loss prevention or investigation positions for such retailers as Dick's Sporting Goods (District LP Manager), Home Goods (District LP Manager), and Stein Mart (Corporate Investigator). Congratulations William!
 

 



Tampa, FL: Police say Walmart diversion program is reducing arrests,
but one Tampa City Council member is not satisfied

Walmart is still keeping Tampa police busy but a diversion program for people shoplifting items worth less than $25 is helping to reduce arrests and calls for police assistance. That's according to the Tampa Police Department, which on Thursday briefed the City Council on how often it is responding to thefts and other incidents at Walmart stores across the city.

The company introduced the diversion program at its Walmart Supercenter at 1505 N. Dale Mabry Highway in May 2015. It's designed to give a break to first-time shoplifters by letting them take a class on retail theft and pay restitution rather than face criminal charges.

Officers made 47 arrests at the store over the first four months of this year, police said, down from 85 arrests over the same period in 2015. There was less calls for help, too, with officers being dispatched to the store 294 times during that four-month period, down from 486 over the same period last year.

But the retail giant is still not providing enough security at its own stores, said Tampa City Council member Frank Reddick, who met June 8 with Walmart executives discuss security at a store on Hillsborough Avenue in East Tampa where the diversion program was introduced at this start of this month.

Reddick requested council be briefed on the policing of Walmart in response to a Tampa Bay Times investigation that found local Walmarts in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties accounted for nearly 16,800 police calls in a single year. The calls came in the rate of about two calls an hour, every hour of every day, for shoplifting or other thefts, but also for noncriminal incidents like rowdy teenagers and panhandling. tampabay.com

In loss prevention, data - and your gut - is key for decision making
Have you ever experienced a nagging feeling before you're about to finally make a big decision? You've weighed all the data, you've considered every angle, but something is keeping you from moving forward. Rather than ignore that nagging feeling and forge ahead, Shelley Row says we need to get to the bottom of it.

Row, an author and expert on executive decision-making, addressed a group of loss prevention professionals gathered for the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference and Expo - a group that faces difficult decisions on a daily basis, be it combating shrink, performing interrogations, investigating organized retail crime rings or responding to active shooter situations. In researching and interviewing executives about their decision-making process, Row related what she heard to neuroscience and the mechanics of how we use different parts of our brain to make different kinds of decisions.

For most of us in this data-driven world, the biggest problem in the workplace is overthinking decisions, which wastes time and compounds stress. The key to relieving this pressure, Row said, is to find the balance between using data and intuition to make decisions. nrf.com

Axis Introduces Fixed Domes with Unique Pan, Tilt, Roll, Zoom Function and Outstanding Image Quality
Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, introduces AXIS Q3615-VE and AXIS Q3617-VE, featuring ½ inch sensors, Axis' Lightfinder and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) - Forensic Capture technologies which together offer extraordinary image quality in challenging lighting conditions. The cameras' pan/tilt/roll/zoom (PTRZ) function also addresses the need for efficient and reliable installation. businesswire.com

Employee Security-Check Lawsuits Continue
Amazon Says Workers Can't Get Paid For 'Walking Out Of Work'

Amazon.com Inc. urged a Kentucky federal court Tuesday to dismiss claims in a multidistrict litigation alleging the company's warehouse workers deserve pay for time spent passing through security checks, saying workers cannot get paid for walking out of work. Amazon and Integrity Staffing Solutions Inc. rejected claims that the workers deserve pay for time spent passing through security checks, saying the workers failed to provide any evidence that passing through security screening requires exertion.

Even if exertion could be proven, the companies said, passing through security still does not fit within the definition of "hours worked" under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. And even if the time were otherwise compensable, the workers' argument would still fail because the time spent in security is minimal, recording the time spent in security is impractical, the times at issue are less than 10 minutes - an amount that numerous courts have held are not compensable - and excessive time spent in security does not occur regularly, according to Amazon and Integrity. "It is undisputed that the mere act of walking out of work is not a compensable activity," the companies said.

The policies saved Amazon and Integrity a substantial amount of money, the workers allege, noting that they have logged 205,725 unpaid hours, of which they said more than 7.6 million minutes are eligible for overtime pay. As a result, the unpaid overtime wages for the class period totals more than $2.2 million, the workers argue. law360.com

State Safety Agencies Most Likely to Inspect Retailers
Stores and their related warehouses are more likely to be inspected in some states that have their own workplace safety agencies than are retailers in states covered by federal OSHA, a report looking at nearly six months worth of inspections found.

Accounting for 41 percent of the 1,591 inspections studied were four state plans - California (174), North Carolina (93), Oregon (124) and Washington (79) - and Puerto Rico's safety agency (183).

None of the states had specific programs targeting retailers, however some inspections might have been connected to emphasis programs covering a particular hazard in a store such as amputation risks.  The enforcement analysis also found that inspectors were less likely to issue citations to retail companies when compared with the national average for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Only 54 percent of inspections by state and federal inspectors resulted in citations being issued, the report said. The federal OSHA average is about 70 percent, while for state plans the average is about 59 percent, federal OSHA data showed. The report doesn't offer an explanation for the low citation rate. Deffebach speculated that if inspectors go to a store and don't see obvious violations, they may decide to leave in order to inspect another workplace. bna.com

NRF predicts new overtime regs will result in hiring freezes, layoffs
The National Retail Federation on Thursday predicted a dire outcome if the new overtime regulations are implemented as is. The NRF told the House Small Business Committee in a letter that the new regulations will lead to hiring freezes and layoffs for full-time workers if enacted as planned December 1. "Supporters of the rule who celebrate studies predicting a potential increase in part-time jobs fail to acknowledge to the public that any increase in part-time jobs comes at the expense of full-time employees' hours and earnings," NRF senior VP for government relations David French said. chainstoreage.com

Bankrupt Aeropostale seeks approval for $3.4M in cash bonuses for 10 top execs
Aeropostale sought a New York bankruptcy judge's approval Wednesday to award up to $3.4 million in cash bonuses to 10 of its top-level employees, which would be awarded upon the confirmation of a reorganization of the business or sale of the retailer's assets. The company said in a motion filed with the court that the bonus payments are intended to incentivize C-level employees and senior vice presidents to complete either a stand-alone restructuring of the business or sale. Aeropostale filed for Chapter 11 protection in May carrying more than $223 million in funded debt. law360.com

Retail Volatility Up 250% Since 2010
Nimble small- to mid-level retailers steal share from larger, traditional chains

Since 2010, volatility - a measure on disruption in the retail industry - has increased 250% , resulting in $200 billion more of retail sales being "traded" among competitors, according to Deloitte's "Retail Volatility Index" (RVI). And that volatility is now being driven by fragmentation of market share as small and mid-level players collectively steal share from traditional retailers. This stands in contrast to the consolidation of the big getting bigger, which has driven the industry for the last 100 years, Deloitte said.

"Traditional retailers are being subjected to death by a thousand paper cuts where the competition is no longer the big box retailer across the street, but rather a myriad of new players - this represents a sea change for the industry," said Kasey Lobaugh, principal and chief retail innovation officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP. chainstoreage.com

New Jersey passes $15 minimum wage, but Gov. Christie may veto

MI: Minor league baseball team hosts 'open carry night', promoting 2nd Amend. rights

CO: Shooting death of security guard prompts questions about pot shop security

LPF Announces NRF Raffle Winners


Quarterly Same Store Sales Results
Finish Line Q1 comp's up 1.5%, net sales up 2.3%

 



 

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Nixa woman sold more than $80 million of Chinese
counterfeit cellphone products

The PayPal Global Asset Protection Investigations team assisted the authorities in Missouri with their investigation into the activities of a Springfield woman who plead guilty to selling more than $80 million worth of counterfeit cellphone products. The investigation showed the accused sold counterfeit products sourced in China.

Read more here

For further information on PayPal GAP Team, email inquiries to lawenforcement@paypal.com.

 

 


 
How to Spot Ingenico Self-Checkout Skimmers
"In order for the overlay to fit atop the POS [point-of-sale] terminal, it must be longer and wider than the target device," reads a May 16, 2016 security bulletin obtained by KrebsOnSecurity. "For this reason, the case overlay will appear noticeably larger than the actual POS terminal. This is the primary identifying characteristic of the skimming device. A skimmer overlay of the iSC250 is over 6 inches wide and 7 inches tall while the iSC250 itself is 5 9/16 inch wide and 6 1⁄2 inches tall."

In addition, the skimming device that thieves can attach in the blink of an eye on top of the Ingenico self-checkout card reader blocks the backlight from coming through the fake PIN pad overlay. What's more, the skimming overlay devices currently block the green LED light that is illuminated during contactless card reads like Apple Pay. krebsonsecurity.com

Large-scale adoption of self-service kiosks, mobile ordering
creating more access points for POS malware

There's a common misconception about data thieves that because their chosen methods are perceived to be high-tech, their behaviors will always be similarly sophisticated as well. However, much like breaking and entering in the real world, hackers are always going to take the path of least resistance to get the payment information that they want. And right now, quick-service restaurants are realizing just what an easy target their POS systems have been.

Given how bullish the quick-service restaurant market has been to adopt self-service kiosks, mobile ordering and other measures that proliferate access points to payment systems, one would think that the need for equally diverse and robust security policies would be self-evident. However, Wendy's, CiCi's and an entire industry must now contend not only with the burgeoning number of low-risk, high-reward malware attacks but also with the lawsuits that inevitably occur when affected parties (a Pennsylvania credit union in Wendy's case) strike back. pymnts.com

RFID Journal to Hold RFID in Retail and Apparel Event in NYC on Oct. 6, 2016
RFID Journal announced today that it will hold its second annual RFID in Retail and Apparel executive conference on Oct. 6 at New York City's Helen Mills Theater. This exclusive, invitation-only event for retailers and brand owners will feature case studies presented by end users already utilizing radio frequency identification, as well as technology companies showcasing their latest products.

The conference sessions will cover the four foundational use cases for RFID in retail: inventory accuracy, out-of-stocks, product location and loss detection. In addition, presenters will discuss second-order use cases, including enhancing the customer experience, cycle-counting strategies, conversion and loss prevention. The presentations will help attendees determine the best approach for their needs, learn best practices from early adopters, find the right technology partners and move forward with deployment. prnewswire.com
 

 


 

BSI Introduces BSI Cloud Connect Video Service

New Hosted Service Designed Specifically with Retailers in Mind

Delray Beach, FL - Best Security Industries (BSI), a premiere provider of certified, pre-owned and private label electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems and engineered IP video solutions, today announced the introduction of its new hosted video service designed for retail, BSI Cloud Connect. BSI Cloud Connect is part of a new family of smart, connect solutions that BSI is bringing to market, BSI Connect.

"Video solutions have long proven their value for retailers across a variety of departments ranging from loss prevention to merchandising, real estate and operations," stated Matt Sack, BSI's CEO. "Unfortunately for some organizations, the high cost of deployment is prohibitive for full scale rollouts or specialized applications. We feel confident that our new hosted video model will open the door for many retailers to capitalize on the value of video."

BSI Cloud Connect allows customers to store and view live or recorded video remotely from a secure connection via smart phones, tablets or any computer with an Internet browser. Video from an IP-based camera is sent to a secure server via the Internet. The only equipment needed at a retailer's site is a camera and Internet connection. This delivers a cost-effective way to store video without having to purchase and maintain additional onsite servers, DVRs or NVRs. The solution can be self-installed by the retailer through a 1-Click application or by BSI technicians.

The solution is further enhanced by Axis Communications' award winning Zipstream technology. Axis' Zipstream technology optimizes a network camera's video stream in real time to further enhance H.264's bandwidth savings, while keeping the highest quality video intact. Axis' Zipstream technology can lower bandwidth and storage requirements by an average of 50% or more.

"Axis has been migrating solutions to the cloud for some time now," said Hedgie Bartol, Business Development Manager, Retail, Axis Communications, Inc. "We see a promising future for retail solutions and the cloud and BSI Cloud Connect is an excellent example of how this all comes together through our partnership."

Read more here.

 

 



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Live interviews from the NRF Big Show January 2016

Organized Retail Crime
The Great Debate #1

John Matas, VP of AP/Investigations & ORC, Macy's; Millie Kresevich, Dir. of AP, Luxottica; and Scott Sanford, Dir. of Investigations & Training, Barnes & Noble

How big is the ORC problem and how should it be defined? How accurate is the $30 billion estimate? What are the implications of the NRSS' finding that external theft has surpassed internal theft for the first time ever? And how are the current decriminalization trends going to impact ORC long-term? Joining us to tackle these complicated questions are John Matas, VP Asset Protection/Investigations & ORC, Macy's; Millie Kresevich, Director, Asset Protection, Luxottica; and Scott Sanford, Director of Investigations & Training, Barnes & Noble, Inc.

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LPNN Quick Take #25

Amber and Ed Wolfe (WG Security) discuss brain surgery and rocket science in this LPNN Quick Take.

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Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference Set for Sept. 29
Conference Session/Speaker Proposal Submissions due by June 30

RCC LP 2016 is Canada's leading retail loss prevention conference designed by retailers, for retailers. Top LP trends, including identity theft, ORC, cyber and digital crime will be front and centre, as the industry's thought leaders share best practices and improvement strategies for retail operating standards, ensuring that businesses maximize their profitability. This event also brings a full complement of exhibitors who provide ideas and expertise on products and services geared toward preventing retail losses.

Last year's speakers represented large Canadian retailers including Walmart Canada, IKEA Canada, Sears Canada, Canadian Tire, Loblaw Companies Limited and more, as well as suppliers and police departments from across the country.

The conference is set to take place on September 29, 2016 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, but conference session and speaker proposal submissions are due by June 30.

For more information and to submit your proposal, click here. rcclpconference.ca


OSC set to launch paid whistleblower program in July led by senior regulator
The Ontario Securities Commission will officially launch a rewards-backed whistleblower program July 14, and has named longtime regulator Kelly Gorman as the first Chief of the Office of the Whistleblower. "The OSC's Office of the Whistleblower will be the first paid whistleblower program [operated] by a securities regulator in Canada," said Maureen Jensen, chair and chief executive of the OSC. financialpost.com

Petition urges Walmart Canada to accept bitcoin
Spurred by Walmart's Decision to Stop Taking Visa

A petition on Change.org is calling on Walmart Canada to accept bitcoin as a form of payment.
The company said it and VISA have been unable to agree on an acceptable fee on VISA transactions. "Losing VISA as a payment option could affect many people that rely on VISA to pay for items at Walmart," says the petition, adding that bitcoin "is a great alternative to VISA because of the adoption rate." coinreport.com

Toronto police raid four more marijuana dispensaries, one month after major citywide crackdown
Toronto's police chief says officers have raided several marijuana dispensaries in the city. Mark Saunders says he believes search warrants were executed at four dispensaries on Thursday and police would be releasing more information on Friday.

The raids come a month after police, accompanied by city municipal licensing and standards officials, carried out search warrants at 43 locations and arrested 90 people, including shop owners and employees.

A coalition of marijuana dispensaries have said the raids on the pot shops in May were a "major mistake" and have called for charges to be dropped against those arrested. Saunders says the dispensaries are operating illegally and police will continue to conduct such raids until they stop selling marijuana. nationalpost.com

Massive security breach exposes data of 34,500 online shoppers in U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
Computer maker Acer recently revealed to California's Attorney General (AG) that hackers broke into the company's online store and grabbed sensitive customer data. The leaked data includes information such as customer names, addresses, and credit card numbers including expiry dates and three-digit CVC security codes. The hack affects 34,500 customers based in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, as first reported by ZDNet, which Acer later confirmed to PCWorld. canadianfraudnews.com

Mobile payment expected to rise this year
The study found that 33% of smartphone owners expect to make a mobile payment of some type this year, up from one quarter of respondents in 2015. The responses indicate "an increasing level of comfort" with this type of payment, the study concluded.

Security concerns were the most often-cited drawback for people who have never made a mobile payment, with people over the age of 35 being the most concerned and millennials the least concerned. Security concerns in general rose between 2014 and 2016, particularly among two groups: Women and people over the age of 35. canadiangrocer.com

Canada's Couche-Tard to buy 23 gas, c-stores in Estonia
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. is expanding its European network of filling stations and convenience stores. The Quebec-based company has agreed to acquire 23 locations in Estonia, currently operated under the Premium 7 brand. That includes 11 full service fuel stations with convenience stores and 12 automated fuel stations. financialpost.com

Canada's shippers win as e-commerce, exports grow
Retailers might be struggling to lure shoppers through their doors because consumers are too busy ordering online. But shippers aren't complaining. Demand for parcel delivery keeps rising, and even companies like DHL Express Canada, which specializes in overseas deliveries, are seeing an increase in shipments. thstar.com

Canadian Retail Sales Rose in April
Retail sales were up in seven of the 11 categories

The value of retail sales rose to a seasonally adjusted 44.28 billion Canadian dollars ($34.56 billion) in the month, up 0.9%. Excluding autos, the value of retail sales rose 1.3% in April.

Sales at furniture and home-furnishing stores rose 6.1% in April, and sales at general merchandise stores increased 1.3%. Clothing and accessories stores offset the gains, posting a 2.7% decline in April on lower sales at clothing and shoe stores. wsj.com

Brexit Vote Likely to Slow Canada's Economic Growth

Town of Osoyoos orders pot shop shut down after allegations of illegal sales just days after it opened

Cabela's opens 10th store in BC - two more planned

Great American Group to close all Jones New York Factory Stores in Canada

Canadian retail sales jump 0.9% to record level





Winnipeg: Two wanted in Portage robbery, macing
RCMP are on the lookout for two suspects in a Portage la Prairie convenience store robbery. At 5:15 a.m. Sunday, two suspects entered a store and demanded cash. Once they got it, a male in a red hoody used bear mace on an employee. They took off, and a police dog was unable to track them down.
winnipegsun.com


Barrie Police arrest man wanted in Rona theft
Police stopped a vehicle driving northbound on Toronto Street just after 10 p.m. on Monday night. The driver; a 52-year-old Barrie male was recognized by police, as he was wanted on a warrant. The male was wanted for a theft and fraud that had occurred at Rona in Barrie on June 1, 2016.
barrietoday.com

Calgary, AB: Gas station credit card skimming leads to arrests; 500 credit cards stolen, $150,000 of merchandise found
Police are asking Calgarians to check their credit card statements for unusual charges after arresting two men accused of stealing 500 credit card numbers a month at gas stations. Officers say credit card skimming devices were placed on gas pumps throughout Calgary in at least 38 different gas stations.

Police investigating reports of the devices searched two homes Wednesday and uncovered what they are describing as a credit card and identification counterfeiting lab, along with $150,000 worth of high-end clothing and merchandise. cbc.ca

Spike in Chilliwack crime leads to call for more cops
The City of Chilliwack is grappling with spiking crime rates and hopes to get 10 new RCMP officers to deal with it. Property crime, auto theft and weapons offences are all on the rise, and last month, a man was stabbed and killed in a grocery store parking lot in broad daylight. Mayor Sharon Gaetz told On The Coast guest host Michelle Elliot that weapon offences, for instance, went up 114 per cent from March 2015 to March 2016. cbc.ca

King City, ON: How to stop cargo crime from happening to you
It's no secret that cargo crime is a major issue in North America. In Canada alone, cargo theft costs the economy $5 billion per year.

So to help fleet managers understand how to protect their businesses from cargo crime, Constable Chris Bertrand of the Peel Regional Police and Han Koren of Afimac Global spoke to attendees at the Private Motor Truck Council's annual conference in King City, Ont. In order for fleets to prevent cargo crime from occurring in their own operations, they need to think like a bank, according to Bertrand.

"You hear about bank robberies all the time. They're in the newspapers, they're covered on TV, but there's only about 12 (in Peel Region) per year," he said. To compare that with cargo crime, there were 119 reports of cargo thefts in 2014, Bertrand said adding that the average loss for a cargo load is $145,000 while the average loss for a bank robbery is just over $1,600. Koren added that close to 50% of all cargo thefts go unreported. trucknews.com

Toronto, ON: One injured after shooting outside Scarborough Town Centre
shopping mall


Police searching for suspect after Dufferin Grove convenience store robbery

Moncton, NB: Police investigating Robbery at Needs

Hamilton, ON: Police searching for knife-wielding Subway robber

Widow of Mac's shooting victim demands more security for overnight workers

 

When E-commerce Security Meets Brick-and-Mortar Retail
Even as storefront and online retail come together, each poses its own distinct cybersecurity challenges - one size does not fit all. Businesses with both storefront and e-commerce operations, which now include most retailers, need cybersecurity strategies in place to handle brick-and-mortar cybersecurity as well as e-commerce security.

Whatever their mix of online and storefront transactions, all retailers depend on the security and integrity of their customer account records. Breaches of these databases, which can compromise millions of customers' financial data, are a leading risk to all retailers. The back-end protective measures needed to secure this information are not transaction-dependent.

As online retailers expand into the storefront, they - like their brick-and-mortar counterparts who are moving online - are discovering the need to securely handle business in what Information Age characterized as "an omnichannel environment." This includes challenges that have no exact equivalent in pure online retail, where transactions go through a web portal on the front end, while physical fulfillment is handled in a warehouse.

The special demands of protecting brick-and-mortar retail against cyberthreats can be summed up as the challenge of fragmentation. E-commerce can happen anywhere and everywhere, but e-commerce security is centralized. Transactions all pass through a web presence, and their fulfillment is handled from a warehouse. In contrast, every individual storefront provides its own opportunity for cyberthreats to slip past defenses and carry out an attack. securityintelligence.com

The way we buy things online is on the verge of a revolution
Amazon brought together everything into one place, which was convenient, but limited in its personal touch. The online retail giant was the impetus for that first wave of innovation, and it's also a big reason for the new look of e-commerce, according to Robert Peck of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.

Peck said in a note to clients on Thursday: "We believe retail is at a tipping point. "E-Retailers are leveraging new capabilities in old business models to expand existing and new markets like apparel, grocery and personal care, where e-Commerce had only limited penetration till now." Peck calls it "E-commerce 2.0."

It's really a wave that started when mom-and-pop stores were the dominant way to buy goods. Then, the big-box retailers came to town, followed by their online equivalents like Amazon. Now, we are seeing customers shopping at specialty online stores, more similar to the small mom-and-pops America started with than the giant behemoths.

These changes are happening now because of a combination of several factors. Ever cheaper cloud services make it easier for smaller players to compete and enter the marketplace. Further, a shifting taste toward the boutique from a generation that grew up on the internet has also driven change, according to Peck. businessinsider.com

Online shoppers look for a system that delivers the goods


Bed Bath & Beyond web sales climb more than 20% in Q1

Amazon moves past Walmart as #2 seller of consumer electronics

 
 

Des Moines, IA: Fraudster & Sexual Predator Sentenced to 70 Years after running bar code theft ring
On February 25th, 2015 Barnes & Noble stores located in Louisville, KY reported a suspected fraudulent barcode switch incident involving Lego Mindstorm product. A bookseller became suspicious when the Mindstorm, valued at $349.95 was scanned and registered as a Nindroid MechDragon item valued at $89.95. Closer inspection of the Mindstorm item revealed a barcode label was placed over the legitimate manufacturer's SKU and the attempted fraud was averted. The incidents were reported to loss prevention and a pattern of fraudulent barcode switches involving several states was uncovered by RLPD David Thompson.

Images of the suspects were placed on an external theft bulletin and on March 1, 2015 one of the subjects was apprehended by the Skokie, Illinois police department for attempting to execute a fraudulent barcode switch at the Barnes & Noble.

On March 25, 2015 Glenn Justus located and interviewed the female suspect and obtained a detailed admission of fraud since October of 2013, targeting Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Toys-R-Us, Best Buy, K-mart, Home Depot and Lowes stores. She implicated Prucha as the ORC ring leader, often employing juvenile females to execute the fraud. The interview also produced that Prucha, a registered sex offender, was exploiting the juvenile female members sexually and had previous convictions for the barcode fraud in Florida.

The investigation was reviewed and accepted by SA Kevin Kohler of the FBI. Kohler and AUSA's Virginia Brunner and Kelly Mahoney successfully prosecuted Prucha for fraud, sexual exploitation of minors, child pornography, distribution of a controlled substance to the minors and witness tampering. The case received substantial support from ebay's Christian Hardman, Toy's R US Dennis Dixon and Wal-Mart's Adam Labanosky. On June 23rd, Prucha was sentenced in the Des Moines, IA Federal district court to 70 years. Read the full FBI press release here. Also, for more inside information on this case, here are the government's sentencing memo and FBI's original affidavit.

Staten Island, NY: NY State Assemblyman Michael Cusick thanked for his support of the Organized Retail Theft bill
State Assemblyman Michael Cusick announced Thursday that Governor Cuomo has signed his bill, designed to combat organized retail crime. "Organized retail theft has grown exponentially in the past decade," Cusick said at the Staten Island Mall. "My legislation gives the authorities the upper hand in prosecuting these crimes by allowing all charges to be heard in one venue." Several prominent retail and business leaders joined Cusick to praise the signing of the bill, including Michael Rosen of the Food Industry Alliance, who spoke about the dangers of retail thieves reselling food. silive.com


Brownsville, TX: Purse thief cutting away Security cable in Quick Grab & Run
Brownsville Police detectives are looking to identify a man who is seen committing a theft from a local department store. This is surveillance video from the store. The individual in the video, on three separate occasions, has allegedly gone inside a local store located on the 400 block of East Morrison. Investigators says he cuts the security wire on the purses and then runs out the store to make his getaway with several purses. rgvproud.com


Millburn, NJ: $8K Of Merchandise Stolen From Mall At Short Hills
The following thefts were reported by the Millburn Police Department.: Jimmy Choo, 3 handbags valued at $4, 520, Saks Fifth Avenue, $570 in shirts, Coach, $1,200 handbag, Bloomingdales, 5 clothing items totaling $1,622. patch.com

Guam: Woman accused in Kmart $1,600 theft
A 31-year-old woman was charged in court Thursday with allegedly attempting to steal more than $1,600 worth of merchandise from Kmart in Tamuning. A store employee stopped Shrue Sheryl Anton and a 16-year-old girl on Wednesday with the items. Anton and the 16-year-old were reportedly seen taking items from various sections of the store and putting them into shopping carts. Anton then reportedly placed the items in her cart into a large blue luggage. The 16-year-old put items from her cart into Kmart plastic bags she took from the duty-free area of the store, then exited the store. guampdn.com

Barboursville, WV: 3 men arrested after fleeing with merchandise from Kohl's; repeat offender with active warrants in Ohio and West Virginia
 

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Shootings

Gardner, MA: Man indicted in Wal-Mart BB gun shooting spree
A teen accused of shooting a Gardner Wal-Mart employee with a BB gun during an attempted robbery last month has been indicted on related charges. A Worcester County grand jury handed up indictments Tuesday charging Nathaniel Elliot-Adelman, 18, with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and armed assault with intent to rob. Mr. Elliot-Adelman was arrested May 14 after a shooting spree at Wal-Mart, where he is alleged to have shot an employee with a BB gun before running through the store and shooting his way out through a glass doorway to escape. telegram.com


Robberies & Thefts

Troy, MI: Watches valued at $100K stolen in smash-and-grab at Somerset Collection jewelry store
Investigators are seeking two suspects following a smash-and-grab robbery recently reported at a high-end jewelry boutique at the Somerset Collection in Troy. Police were called to the local shopping mall at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, where employees of the Omega Jewelry and Watch boutique told them as many as five watches had been stolen from the store. According to managers, two unknown men walked into the outlet and when they were asked if they needed, help, they said, "No," and walked behind a display case. One of the men grabbed a small sledge hammer from a shopping bag and shattered the display case, grabbing "four to five watches valued at more than $100,000," police said. theoaklandpress.com

Houston robbers' crime spree comes to a halt after they drive themselves
to FBI headquarters

If you're going to commit a robbery, it's a good idea to have your escape plan mapped out. Four robbers from Houston found that out the hard way on Tuesday in Dallas when they stole $20,000 from a Gene's Liquor Store employee at a bank northwest of downtown. As police chased them down from the scene of the crime, the four drove straight into the Federal Bureau of Instigation's parking lot. chron.com

Park Slope, NY: Target Cashier Arrested After Helping Family Steal $600 in merchandise
The 38-year-old employee was arrested at the Target at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on June 13 after a security guard spotted her scanning purchases by her friends and family members, then voiding the transactions so they wouldn't be charged, according to the report. The employee's pals and relatives then left the store with the merchandise in shopping bags, according to the report. The $585 in stolen goods included clothes, groceries, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, bedding and a toy scooter, the report stated. dnainfo.com

Great Falls, MT: Teen shoplifter faces assault with weapon charges; threatened to pistol whip LP Officer

Seattle, WA: Three teens arrested after pulling a knife on LP Officer

Glendale, AZ: Woman uses 'metal rod' as weapon in robbery of Walgreens

Clermont, FL: Circle K employee busted for $700 lottery ticket theft

Michigan City, IN: Suspects arrested in 10-business burglary spree

Hoover, AL: Police searching for suspect in $500 theft at Mountain High Outfitters

Huntersville, NC: Brownlee Jewelers reported an Armed Robbery on 6/23

Atnes-Clarke, GA: Continental Jewelers on Atlanta Highway reported a Grab & Run theft on 6/22, merchandise valued at $5,000

Zale's in the Moreno Valley, Moreno Valley, CA reported a Grab & Run on 6/22, mercchandise valued at $1,079

Kays Outlet in the Desert Hills Premium Outlets, Cabazon, CA reported a Distraction Theft on 6/23, merchandise valued at $29,000


Credit Card/ ID Theft

Wichita, KS: Best Buy Credit Card thieves will receive "the maximum prison sentence allowed by Kansas law," if they violate an 18-month probation
McRae and Onwu were accused of buying items at a Best Buy store in September 2015 with someone else's credit card numbers. Officers seized the purchased items before they could be shipped out-of-state. kake.com

O'Brien, FL: Woman charged with 75 counts of credit card fraud; same card used 75 times totaling nearly $4,000

Corpus Christi, TX: K-Bob's Steakhouse customers targeted in credit card cloning operation; 20 victims

Grand Junction, CO: ID Theft and Theft Ring suspect apprehended; at least 16 victims identified


Skimming Reports

Des Plaines, IL: Customer discovers a skimmer on a 7-Eleven ATM

Lubbock, TX: Device found on a gas pump at Valero



Carquest - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Cash America Pawn - Bryan, TX - Armed Robbery
Casey's General - Springfield, IL - Armed Robbery
Electric Beach - Nitro, WV - Armed Robbery
Gene's - Houston, TX - Robbery
Hybrid Wireless - Greenville, SC - Armed Robbery
Kroger - New Haven, IN - Robbery
Love's Travel Stop - Houston, TX - Robbery
Metro PCS - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Mickey's T-Mart - Shelbyville, IN - Theft
Rico's Groceries - Bend, OR - Burglary/ Arson
Rose's - Anderson, IN - Burglary
Save & Smile - San Antonio, TX - Robbery
Shell - Monroe, WA - Burglary
Sports Outfitters - Cedar Rapids, IA - Robbery/ Gun / sentenced to 6 years
Sprint - Orange Park, FL - Burglary
The Smoke Shop - Peoria, AZ - Armed Robbery
22nd Street Meat - Tampa, FL - Shooting/ 1 injured
7-Eleven - Las Vegas, NV - Armed Robbery/ 6 Arrested



 


 
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How you leave an employer and how you start with a new employer are very critical segments of time because they can tend to label executives and those labels can last a very long time. Interesting how short the time periods are relative to an executive's actual career. But the exiting process and the on-boarding periods leave long-term impressions that follow executives. Regardless of why an executive leaves, the important thing is to leave professionally, quietly and making sure the employer has a detailed report on all of your projects and work. And most certainly respect their intellectual property which, in today's world, virtually every company has been a victim of intellectual property theft. According to most recent surveys, 33% of employees have stolen intellectual property and this is a major concern for every company and is the primary reason some employers require the departing executive to leave the day of their resignation.

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